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MotoGP riders acknowledge achievement of Ana Carrasco | MOTOGP | SPORT

MotoGP riders welcomed the historic achievement of Ana Carrasco, who became the first woman to win an FIM solo World Championship at the World Superbike round in France last weekend.

The former Moto3 points scorer won the World Supersport 300 championship, riding a Kawasaki.

Marquez pronounced himself pleased because it proved that “women can be very fast on a bike because it is not only physical, it is about skill. And because she is Spanish.”

Rossi described it as “a great achievement, because it is not just one race. I hope it is good for her career, so she can get good opportunities, and push other girls to race.”

But he concurred with other riders when asked if it suggested she might have a future as the first female MotoGP rider.

“MotoGP is a long way from a 300 … for a woman, or for a man.”

By Michael Scott

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